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Obesity Is the Main Contributor to Diabetes in Blacks and Whites

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According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in January 2018, researchers have determined that obesity is the primary contributor to diabetes onset. When modifiable risk factors (body mass index, blood lipids, blood pressure, etc.) were controlled for, there was no difference between races. The primary cause for diabetes remained obesity. Read more at the New York Times article.